Composition in black and white. Parallel and straight lines shaded. Barnyard It depicts with cowboys, boys and oxen. In the foreground, three cowboys sitting on pieces of logs, arranged in little sharp diagonal from the right to on the left and front to back. Cowboys wear hats and are bare. The on the left is in profile to the right, has his elbows on his thighs and holding a knife in each hand. The center back is turned, slightly turned to the left, bent and head down the trunk. The on the right back is turned, you have open arms, raised above also open head and legs. In the background, center, male figure lying sideways, with legs drawn up on dark rectangular area that accentuates the chiaroscuro of the composition. Slightly behind and to the left, another extended figure on the floor with legs apart, feet toward the bottom and hands clasped over his head. In the upper on the right half, four cattle side by side in perspective. Leaning against the back of a cow, you see boy standing on stool, his on the left hand on the animal's back, practicing with this libidinous act. Barnyard It depicts represented on the left and the composition of the background, seeing himself on the top on the left outline of four figures.


  • Title: Men and Boys in Corral
  • Date: 1959
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w22.5 x h24.5cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: Nature:Animals:ox, human figure:child:boy, human figure:group:men
  • Technique: etching , aquatint
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 813
  • Function: Original illustration no. 10 for the book “Menino de engenho,” by José Lins do Rego
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-4612

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